Sunday, January 6, 2013

To listen well is to bring harmony in relationships.

Message for the day

Expression: The one who takes time to listen and understand others is able to relate to them well. He is not concerned with what is visible but is more concerned with what he sees within. He is able to recognize others' needs and provide an environment for others' healthy growth. Differences in thinking don't matter as they are used to provide an environment for growth.

Experience: When I am open to the world of others, I am able to create harmony is relationships. Never do I expect people to be like me, but I have respect for what they are. I don't expect anything from others, but I use my own inner space for providing a conducive outer space.

Soul Sustenance

The Filtration Process In The Soul

The mind and its creation i.e. thoughts, in these times, in most people, are controlled by three main factors:
i. their habits or ‘sanskaras’
ii. their past experiences, and
iii. information which they are exposed to and which they imbibe.
The intellect is like a filter which has the function of discriminating, of judging the thoughts and deciding which ones to put into practice and which ones not to, basically filtering them. Presently the filter of the intellect has become weakened, confused and unsure; it has become blocked by many incorrect beliefs, due to which this filtration does not take place properly – as a result many wrong thoughts get converted into actions. A lot of times during the day, thoughts become actions so fast, that the filter of the intellect does not even come into play i.e. thoughts become actions bypassing the filter. The beliefs that we have today are related to our cultural, physical, social, religious, political identity associated with our age, gender, occupation, wealth, role etc. of our body. Beliefs connected to materialism, to having rather than being, are living based on the perception of the sense organs, and not on the intuition and the wisdom of the spirit. There are beliefs that block you, or brake you, others break you, they bring about fears in you and a limited perception of reality and of yourself. However much you try to generate positive thoughts, if you do not change these beliefs, their influence on the intellect will be so strong that it is almost impossible to maintain a positive state of mind. Even if you experience it, it will be short-lived and temporary.

In Spiritual Service,
Brahma Kumaris

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